• Cosby accusers claim vindication, friends reserve judgment

    Updated: 42 min ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — While many of Bill Cosby's accusers feel vindicated by his decade-old admission that he gave at least one woman quaaludes before sex, some of his Hollywood friends are reserving judgment, saying the testimony doesn't prove he committed a crime. The testimony, unsealed Monday by a federal judge, reignited the furor that erupted last year, when dozens of women came forward to accuse the comedian of sexual assault over the past four decades. Many said Cosby drugged and raped them. "I never thought I would be validated or vindicated in this," said Joan Tarshis, of Woodstock, New York, who accused Cosby of drugging and attacking her when she was breaking into comedy writing in 1969.

  • Producers Cooperative mill shuts down cotton operation in Oklahoma City

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER Business Writer slackmeyer@oklahoman.com | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Producers Cooperative previously sold the former Dayton Tire Plant in southwest Oklahoma City, where it once envisioned relocating processing operations as they previously sought to sell the site south of Bricktown near downtown Oklahoma City.

  • Popular ice caves draw thousands each year; can be dangerous

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    VERLOT, Wash. (AP) — Thousands of visitors each year make the easy 1-mile trek to glimpse spectacular snow and ice formations at the Big Four Ice Caves in Washington state. But the attraction that has made the forested hike one of the most popular in the region has also made it dangerous. On Tuesday, crews recovered the body of a 34-year-old woman buried when rock and ice fell at the back of a cave. Five people were injured in Monday's collapse and are expected to survive. The Snohomish County medical examiner's office will identify the woman and determine the exact cause of her death, Snohomish County sheriff's spokeswoman Shari Ireton said.

  • Arkansas woman takes plea deal in slain realtor case

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A woman charged in the kidnapping and killing of an Arkansas real estate agent pleaded guilty Tuesday to reduced charges in exchange for agreeing to testify against her estranged husband, who also is charged in the death. Crystal Lowery was sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree murder and kidnapping charges in the death of 50-year-old Beverly Carter. As she was escorted from the courtroom, Lowery didn't answer reporters' questions, except to say she was sorry that Carter died. Carter disappeared in September after leaving her Pulaski County home for an appointment to show a house in Scott, a rural area east of Little Rock.

  • Han Solo to Get ‘Star Wars’ Standalone Film from ’21 Jump Street’ Directors

    Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    Disney had been promising a series of spinoffs to the powerful “Star Wars” franchise it acquired when it bought LucasFilm. Now the studio is preparing a new feature focusing on the life of young hero Han Solo, to be directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, the partners who gained acclaim by helming “The Lego... Read more »

  • Public video separates Oklahoma's Joe Mixon from Florida State's De'Andre Johnson

    By BERRY TRAMEL | Updated: 2 hr ago

    DeAndre Johnson’s football career at Florida State is over before it began, and not because he slugged a coed in a bar. Johnson was dismissed from the Seminole squad because that punch was captured on video and released to the public. Such is life in the second decade of the 21st century. It’s not necessarily what you do. It’s what we see you do. Video is the new tribunal. The line of demarcation. If volatile video goes public, justice is swift. Just ask Ray Rice. If public consumption of your offense is limited to mere words, social pressure is less severe. And somewhere in the middle is Joe Mixon, at the tribunal door. A video exists of Mixon punching an OU coed, but you haven’t seen it. At least most of

  • Too early to worry about Enes Kanter's status

    Jon Hamm | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Enes Kanter remains unsigned and fans are starting to become concerned. Here's a look at one path Kanter could take, and how history could show how his situation will play out.

  • Feds wrap up Aryan Brotherhood meth case with 11 pleas

    Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    MUSKOGEE — A member of the white supremacist organization Universal Aryan Brotherhood and nine other co-conspirators implicated in a meth distribution ring have been sentenced to prison terms ranging from nearly four years to over 23 years, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.

  • The Latest: Smithsonian stands by Cosby art exhibition

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Here are the latest developments from the release of court documents indicating Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 that he obtained quaaludes with the intent of giving them to women with whom he wanted to have sex (all times local): ___ 6:30 p.m. The Smithsonian Institution is standing behind a museum exhibition that relies in part on the art collection of Bill Cosby and his wife. The Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art opened the exhibition of African and African-American artwork in November. On Monday, The Associated Press revealed Cosby admitted in 2005 that he obtained quaaludes with the intent of giving them to women with whom he wanted to have sex.

  • Oklahoma City Dodgers: Dodgers' game against Omaha postponed

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    The Oklahoma City Dodgers' series finale against the Omaha Storm Chasers at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark was postponed Tuesday due to rain. The teams will make up the game with a doubleheader July 21 at Werner Park in Omaha, Neb., because the Storm Chasers don't play in Oklahoma City again this season. Fans with tickets to Tuesday's game can redeem their ticket for one of equal or lesser value to any of the Dodgers' remaining games this season. Oklahoma City will begin a five-game series against the Sky Sox Wednesday at Security Service Field in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Super 30: Broken Arrow's Rowdy Frederick wants his play to do the talking

    BY JOHN WALKER Staff Writer jwalker@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    Few high school players in the state can command attention without speaking quite like Broken Arrow offensive lineman Rowdy Frederick. His name, his large frame, the mullet. It is the topic of conversation when most come to meet Frederick. But Frederick wants to be known for more than his outward appearance. He wants to prove to his fans and future coaching prospects that football is his focus heading into his senior season. “A lot of people see me and think ‘Oh, he’s just another big guy,’ and then they see my hair and go ‘Oh, he’s awesome because of his hair,’” Frederick said. “I don’t care about that. I'd rather be known for my play than anything else.” Frederick comes in sporting a

  • Tony Casillas critical of OU, David Boren following Florida State's dismissal of De'Andre Johnson

    Erik Horne | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Former Oklahoma All-American defensive lineman Tony Casillas didn't hide his feelings about the Sooners and their decision regarding Joe Mixon. In the wake of Florida State kicking quarterback De'Andre Johnson off the team following video surfacing of him punching a woman in the face in a bar, Casillas says there was a double standard in the university's punishment of Mixon compared to its punishment of members of OU's Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter. pic.twitter.com/SCHJX5pHUp — tony casillas (@tccasillas) July 7, 2015 "Joe Mixon hit a young woman and knocked her unconscious, and yet is going to play this football season," Casillas posted to Facebook,

  • Tsipras says Greece has submitted its proposals to the eurogroup and to the European Council

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Tsipras says Greece has submitted its proposals to the eurogroup and to the European Council.

  • Track Installation at Taft Stadium will leave some fans displaced

    Chris Brannick | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Oklahoma City Energy FC fans, if they haven't heard already, are going to need to figure out a plan for where they will sit on Saturday when the Energy takes on Orange County Blues FC. The team announced on Tuesday that the track installation will begin immediately which will have an affect on three areas of seating at Taft Stadium. The Grid is the most notable area affected. The south end zone supporter section will be missing on Saturday and the loud and very vocal group will be moved to the southeast corner of the stadium in sections 7 & 8. Fans who enjoy the Green Club, a lounge area next to The Grid, will be moved under the bleachers on the west side of the stadium. Also affected are the

  • Subway suspends ties with spokesman Fogle after raid at home

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — FBI agents and Indiana State Police raided the home of Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle on Tuesday, removing electronics from the property and searching the house with a police dog, two months after the then-executive director of Fogle's foundation was arrested on child pornography charges. FBI agent Wendy Osborne said the agency was conducting an investigation in Zionsville, an affluent Indianapolis suburb, but wouldn't say whether it involved Fogle or describe the nature of the investigation. Subway said in a statement that it is "very concerned" about the raid, which it believes "is related to a prior investigation" of a former employee of the Jared Foundation, an organization founded by Fo

  • CORRECTS: Subway says it's suspending relationship with spokesman Fogle amid investigation

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — CORRECTS: Subway says it's suspending relationship with spokesman Fogle amid investigation.

  • Could the Thunder be headed for a division change?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 4 hr ago

    The Milwaukee Bucks are threatening to move to Seattle or Las Vegas. If the Bucks move — and I hope they don’t; I like Milwaukee — I hope they go to Seattle. Much better destination spot. The Milwaukee owners say if ground isn’t broken in 2015 for a new arena, the league will buy back the Bucks and move the franchise. Let’s suppose it does move. Either to Seattle or Vegas. Hard to imagine how the Bucks could be kept in the Eastern Conference. Seattle and Vegas aren’t exactly Eastern cities. They would have to be settled in the West. Which means a franchise would be shipped to the East. Those hands you see raised are every franchise west of Palm Springs. Life in the East is

  • EU President Donald Tusk says Greek 'final deadline ends this week'

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BRUSSELS (AP) — EU President Donald Tusk says Greek 'final deadline ends this week'

  • See Why This Hidden Texas Gem Tops Family Resort Lists

    Carla Meadows | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Looking for the perfect summer getaway that combines the best of relaxation, sports recreation and family-fun activities? Then you'll want to learn more about this hidden gem that tops U.S. family hotel lists by offering a cruise-like experience.

  • Smoke from forest fires in Alaska, Canada reach Oklahoma

    AP | Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality says smoke from enormous wildfires in Alaska and Canada is making the air in northwestern Oklahoma unhealthy. The agency reported Tuesday that air quality monitors in northwestern Oklahoma have detected concentrations of fine particulate matter considered unhealthy for sensitive groups. Much of it originated as smoke from enormous wildfires in Alaska and Saskatchewan. Officials say any rain should reduce the concentration. But persons with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly, children and others should refrain from exertion and try to avoid smoky areas.